Sweet Grown Alabama Wine Trail
March 16, 2022
Dreaming of sipping wine overlooking rolling hills full of grapevines? No need to book a plane ticket to Italy, Alabama offers some of the best vineyards and wineries right down the road. This Sweet Grown Alabama wine trail can take you straight to the beautiful South Alabama beaches or right-up to the North Alabama Appalachian foothills. Whether you prefer red or white wine, these Alabama wineries and vineyards have something to offer everyone.
Wills Creek Vineyards
Our first stop as we make our way south is Wills Creek Vineyards nestled in the Appalachian Foothills of Etowah County located off I-59 in Attalla. Enjoy a wine tasting of up to 20 varieties of wine or tour the beautiful vineyard and tranquil landscape.
We recommend trying Wills Creek Vineyards' Vatani's Royal Red pinot noir wine.
Maraella Vineyard & Winery
Hokes Bluff, AL
Down the road in Etowah County is Maraella Vineyards & Winery located off US Highway 278 East in Hokes Bluff. Enjoy the afternoon breeze on the deck and take in the beautiful three acres of vineyard and beautiful scenery. Book a tour and tasting to try some of their award-winning wines filled with rich family history.
We recommend trying Maraella Vineyard & Winery's pino grigio wine. It's the only Alabama-grown pino grigio!
Five Points Farm
Five Points, AL
Head farther south to Chambers County to the town of Five Points, home of – you guessed it – Five Points Farm. With 20 sprawling acres and over 3,000 wine grapevines, Five Points Farm has a family-friendly atmosphere and picture-perfect vineyard. The grapes hanging off the vine look too perfect to eat.
Boasting a 15-acre vineyard with enough varieties of grapes to produce over 11 types of wine, Whippoorwill Vineyards is a hidden Macon County gem in the town of Notasulga. Located just off Highway 14, 20 minutes outside Auburn, they offer wines ranging from sweet to dry and everything in between to satisfy a wide range of palates. They host wine tastings and tours during business hours.
We recommend trying Whippoorwill Vineyards Sunset Rosé. This wine pairs well with chocolates!
South Ridge Winery
Located off US 331 South in Crenshaw County, South Ridge Winery in Luverne has a selection of different wines made from native muscadine, Blanc DuBois and Black Spanish or Lenoir grapes. All their wines are 100% pure juice with no water added. You can enjoy one of their carefully crafted wines on the porch overlooking the vineyard.
We recommend trying South Ridge Winery's noble muscadine wine.
Our last stop in south Alabama is Junavelli Winery in Brewton, a small town in Escambia County. Located off US-31 South, they carry a variety of flavors to quench any thirst. From Southern Sweet Blueberry to delicious Muscadine, Junavelli’s award-winning wines make a great stop on the way to Alabama’s beaches. Stop by the quaint tasting room and pick up some pepper jelly while you’re there.